Tighe Family History

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Tighe Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taidhg ‘descendant of Tadhg’, a byname meaning ‘bard’, ‘poet’, ‘philosopher’. In Ulster it is sometimes an Anglicization of Mac Taidhg, which is more commonly Anglicized as McCaig.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Mctighe, Tine, Tice, Tite, Tagge, Tigges, Righi, Piche, Tache, Figge

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Tighe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tighe name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tighe. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Tighe Family Origin

Where is the Tighe family from?

Tighe Family Occupations

What did your Tighe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tighe. A less common occupation for the Tighe family was Boiler Maker. The most common Tighe occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Tighe's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Charwoman

  • Boiler Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tighe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tighe Historical Records

What Tighe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Tighe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tighe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Tighe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Tighe. For the veterans among your Tighe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tighe Life Expectancy

What is the average Tighe lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Tighe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tighe in 1950 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tighe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tighe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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